Best Pediatrics & Pulmonology care In Perumbakkam, Chennai at NewGen Hospital

Introducing NewGen Hospital: Home to Perumbakkam's Finest Pediatricians

In NewGen Hospital in Perumbakkam, we recognize the importance of pediatric care in delivering specialized healthcare and tailored medical attention to infants, children, and adolescents. 

Our pediatric Department is committed to fostering healthy lifestyles right from birth, aiming to lower infant and child mortality rates while also controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Whether it’s regular check-ups, immunizations, or managing chronic conditions, our team of pediatrics is here to provide compassionate care and support that caters to your child’s unique needs. 

Furthermore, we house a specialized Pulmonology Department that focuses on diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases affecting the lungs and related systems. Within our Hospital, we have pediatrics pulmonologists who specialize in managing conditions like asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, and pneumonia in children. Their expertise ensures that your child receives the best care and treatment for respiratory ailments. 

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Area of expertise ​

Diseases / Treatments:

Bronchial asthma, commonly known as asthma, is a respiratory condition characterized by inflammation, constriction, swelling, and excessive mucus production in the airways. These changes in the air passages cause breathing difficulties for individuals affected by the condition. 

Coughing up blood or mucus can result from a range of factors. These include respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, or sinus infections, as well as chronic conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Additionally, pulmonary embolism or trauma to the chest or respiratory system can also lead to coughing accompanied by blood or mucus. 

Respiratory Infections encompass infections that affect the organs responsible for breathing, including the sinuses, throat, airways, and lungs. Although many of these infections tend to resolve on their own without intervention, there are instances, particularly in cases of pneumonia, where seeking guidance from a general practitioner or pediatrics becomes necessary for additional medical support. 

Chronic or recurrent cough

A chronic cough refers to a cough that persists for a duration of eight weeks or more in adults, or four weeks in children. It has the potential to disrupt your sleep patterns and leave you feeling drained and fatigued. In severe instances, chronic coughing can lead to vomiting, dizziness, and even fractures in the ribs. 

Allergic respiratory diseases are prevalent chronic ailments triggered by immune system abnormalities. Among the most common are asthma, rhinitis, and hay fever. These conditions are influenced by various environmental risk factors, including indoor and outdoor allergens, air pollution, exposure to cold air, and so on. 

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily affects the lungs but can also target other parts of the body. TB is transmitted through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. It can cause symptoms such as persistent cough, chest pain, weight loss, fatigue, and fever.  

Mucociliary disorders like Cystic Fibrosis, Ciliary Dyskinesia

Mucociliary disorders are conditions that affect the normal functioning of the respiratory system’s mucociliary clearance mechanism. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder characterized by the production of thick, sticky mucus that clogs the airways, leading to recurrent lung infections and progressive lung damage. Ciliary dyskinesia refers to a group of genetic disorders where the cilia in the respiratory tract are impaired, leading to ineffective movement of mucus and increased susceptibility to respiratory infections. 

Obstructive sleep apnea

A sleep disorder characterized by repeated episodes of complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway during sleep, resulting in interrupted breathing and disrupted sleep patterns. Common symptoms include loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, daytime sleepiness, and morning headaches.  

Sleep disorders in children are conditions that disrupt or affect the quality and pattern of sleep-in pediatric populations. These disorders can occur at any age and may have various causes, including medical, neurological, psychological, or behavioral factors. Examples include insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), narcolepsy (excessive daytime sleepiness), sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and parasomnias (night terrors). 

Aerodigestive disorders

Conditions that involve the combined or interconnected functioning of the respiratory and digestive systems. These disorders can affect the airways, lungs, upper digestive tract, and related structures. Examples include laryngotracheal abnormalities, vocal cord dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and aspiration. 

Birth defects of the lungs

Birth defects of the lungs are structural abnormalities that occur during fetal development and affect the respiratory system. These defects can involve the lungs themselves, the airways, or the blood vessels supplying the lungs. Examples include congenital diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary sequestration, and tracheoesophageal fistula. 

A condition that primarily affects premature infants who have required mechanical ventilation or supplemental oxygen for an extended period. The lungs of these infants are not fully developed, and they experience inflammation and injury, leading to long-term respiratory problems. 

Neuromuscular diseases affecting lungs

Neuromuscular diseases are conditions that affect the nerves and muscles involved in breathing, leading to respiratory difficulties. Examples include muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and myasthenia gravis. 

Interstitial lung diseases

Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a group of disorders characterized by inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue, specifically the interstitium. This can lead to reduced lung function and impaired oxygen exchange. 

Emphysema Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

Emphysema is a type of COPD characterized by damage to the air sacs in the lungs, leading to a loss of lung elasticity and impaired breathing. COPD refers to a group of progressive lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 

Frequently Asked Question

FAQ of Pediatrics & Pulmonology​

What does a pediatrician do?

Pediatricians are medical doctors who focus on the physical, emotional, and behavioral health of children. They provide preventive care, diagnose and treat illnesses, and monitor growth and development.

When should I first take my child to a pediatrician?

It is recommended to schedule your child’s first pediatric visit shortly after birth, and then for regular check-ups according to a schedule provided by your pediatrician. These visits help monitor your child’s health and development.

What are some common reasons to see a pediatrician?

Common reasons include routine check-ups, vaccinations, illnesses (such as colds, fevers, and infections), growth and development concerns, and behavioral issues.

How do I choose a pediatrician for my child?

Start by asking for recommendations from friends, family, or your primary care physician. Consider factors like location, office hours, and the doctor’s approach to healthcare.

What should I do in case of a pediatric emergency?

In case of a medical emergency involving your child, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. It’s important to remain as calm as possible and provide relevant medical information.

What is the role of a pediatric specialist?

Pediatric specialists have expertise in specific areas, such as pediatric cardiology, neurology, or gastroenterology. They are consulted when a child has complex medical needs or conditions.

How can I prepare my child for doctor visits and vaccinations?

Be honest with your child about what to expect, offer reassurance, and use positive reinforcement. Bring comfort items, distractions, or a favorite toy to make the visit more comfortable.